Tag: tuberculosis

Innovation, Research

Illumina and GenoScreen introduce new tuberculosis test

March 27, 2023

Via: Medical Device Network

Biotechnology firm Illumina and genomics company GenoScreen have introduced a new package that combines products from Illumina with the GenoScreen Deeplex Myc-TB assay, a next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based test for Tuberculosis (TB). As a targeted NGS-based test, the Deeplex Myc-TB assay […]


Tuberculosis deaths rose during COVID pandemic, reversing years of decline

October 28, 2022

Via: Fox News

Global deaths from tuberculosis are estimated to have increased between 2019 and 2021, reversing years of decline as the COVID-19 pandemic severely derailed efforts to tackle the disease, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. Global efforts to tackle deadly […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

Single-use flexible bronchoscopes to significantly drive bronchoscopes market growth

September 20, 2022

Via: Medical Device Network

Bronchoscopes are used in a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including the detection of lung tumours, lung infections and airway blockages. Certain respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumonia, sarcoidosis and tracheoesophageal fistula are also detected with the help of […]


WHO declares updates to forthcoming guidance on systematic screening for TB

December 7, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In a Rapid Communication issued today, the World Health Organization (WHO) is announcing a number of updates to its forthcoming guidance on the systematic screening of tuberculosis (TB) disease. This will help national TB programmes, public and private healthcare providers, […]

Innovation, News, Research

Tuberculosis spread from animals to humans may be greater than previously thought

June 15, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“Tuberculosis kills 1.4 million people every year, making it the most deadly disease arising from a single infectious agent,” said Vivek Kapur, professor of microbiology and infectious diseases and Huck Distinguished Chair in Global Health, Penn State. “India has the […]

Innovation, Research

Intravenous administration boosts protective power of TB vaccine

January 2, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Worldwide, more people die from tuberculosis (TB) than any other infectious disease, even though the vast majority were vaccinated. The vaccine just isn’t that reliable. But a new Nature study finds that simply changing the way the vaccine is administered […]

Innovation, Research

Study: Pollution Kills 8.3 Million People Annually [Infographic]

December 20, 2019

Via: Forbes

A new analysis has found that exposure to toxic air, water, soil and chemicals kills 8.3 million people across the world each year. The landmark research was published by the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution on Wednesday and it […]

Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers to create diagnostic technologies for tuberculosis

August 20, 2019


The researchers aim to make the new tests low-cost and easy-to-use even in remote settings. The diagnostic tests are also expected to be associated with lower implementation and running costs, while requiring less training and expertise. According to the university, […]


FDA approves effective new treatment for extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis

August 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Tuberculosis is the leading infectious killer in the world, far above AIDS. It kills about 1.6 million of the 10 million it affects every year. About 30,000 patients worldwide now have XDR tuberculosis (that fails to respond to any of […]

Innovation, Research

Novel models and strategies for TB detection, elimination, and care

April 8, 2019

Via: The Medical News

This week, publication of a special issue on tuberculosis (TB) begins in PLOS Medicine, advised by guest editors Richard Chaisson of Johns Hopkins University, Claudia Denkinger of the University of Heidelberg, and Mark Hatherill of the South African Tuberculosis Vaccine […]

Innovation, Research

New survey indicates need of attention to neglected tropical diseases

March 22, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Although neglected diseases account for 11% of the global disease burden, they are targeted by only a small proportion of the new drugs developed every year. Between January 2012 and September 2018, a total of 256 new drugs entered the […]

Innovation, Research

New rapid blood tests could speed up TB diagnosis, save the NHS money

January 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Rapid blood tests used by the NHS are unable to rule out tuberculosis (TB) and should be replaced with a new, more accurate test, a study has found. In the largest study to date of rapid TB tests used by […]

Innovation, Research

Neutron crystallography study could open avenues for new drugs to battle diseases

November 1, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for new antibiotics and drugs to battle diseases such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria, and diabetes. Specifically, the […]

Innovation, Research

Strengthening immune defence may be solution for treating tuberculosis

June 28, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers at Linköping University have made a discovery that could contribute to developing new vaccines and treatment alternatives for tuberculosis in the future. The results have been published in Scientific Reports. Eight million people suffer from — and two million […]

Innovation, Research

Looking at the bacteria inside: New method of viewing TB bacteria

March 28, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Although tuberculosis (TB) is commonly thought of as being a disease that mainly affects nineteenth century poets and Victor Hugo characters, it is still the second-most common cause of mortality from an infectious disease in the world, killing nearly three […]